So: I read Twilight.
And New Moon.
Currently reading Eclipse.
So: They are very good books.
Firstly; I find Meyer’s take on legends as cleverly original while avoiding being new for new’s sake. Sparkling vampires, vampirising venom, feverish werewolves & werewolf imprinting all contribute to a unique, interesting universe.
Secondly; I find it to be well-written. The narrator has such a strong voice; Ms. Meyer, you had me at the truck description that included : ” … undamaged after an accident, with shreds of a foreign car around it …”
Thirdly; I find it to be one of the few novels achieving Austen-level tensions in relationships. After all; if Ms Bennet engages in pre-marital relations with Darcy, its total career & social suicide. If Bella engages in pre-vampire relations with Edward, its a very real suicide.
Fourthly; I find the antiquated feel of their teen articulations to add to the effect mentioned above.
Fifthly; I do have problems with it. The millionaire 110 year old vampire who watches the 17 year old in her sleep, sniffing stuff, reading minds … its stuff of questionable content and, being the jack all nerds that I am, my interest is slight. But they are good books so far. More details when finished.
And that is 205 words.